Speakers: Ricky Blacker

  • James Carmody, Ricky Blacker, Jo Minney, Michael Viller, Luke Panel of Experts – Q&A – Page Builders

    James Carmody, Ricky Blacker, Jo Minney, Michael Viller, Luke Panel of Experts – Q&A – Page Builders

    WordCamp Sydney 2019Speakers: James Carmody, Ricky Blacker, Jo Minney, Michael Viller, Luke Carbis

    March 12, 2020 — Everyone and their dog seems to be using a page builder just now and there are many on the market all working a slightly different way.

  • Ricky Blacker - WordPress Hosting Survival Guide

    Ricky Blacker – WordPress Hosting Survival Guide

    WordCamp Sydney 2019Speaker: Ricky Blacker

    March 12, 2020 — Hosting is essential to every web site in the world, and getting the right fit for your needs can be daunting with all the options available out there.

    In this presentation, Ricky will take you through how hosting has changed over time, what is available now to help with your WordPress site, how to get the most from your hosting, and what you should be looking for in choosing the right provider.

    This talk is aimed at new to intermediate WordPress users.

  • Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

    Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

    WordCamp Singapore 2019Speaker: Ricky Blacker

    August 26, 2019 — WordPress has become a passion of mine and I love to share this personal journey of how WordPress has changed my life for the better in many ways … and continues to do so. I share my story to inspire others to become more involved with the WordPress community and also to follow their dreams.

    WordPress has taken me from a factory job that I was NOT happy in, to loving my work in an amazing company and being paid to travel the world and interact with the WordPress community.

    This talk tells of how ‘discovering’ WordPress became a life-changing experience – how I was adopted into the WordPress community who are now like family to me, and how attending WordCamp Sydney in 2014 lead to a series of events that paved the way to me acquiring my dream job.

    During my talk I give examples of how giving back to the WordPress community can be beneficial in many ways. Hopefully, I inspire those just embarking on their WordPress journey to follow their dreams, and encourage people by sharing how overcoming some of our fears and social anxieties can lead to amazing opportunities.

  • Ricky Blacker: Using Page Builders For Fun And Profit

    Ricky Blacker: Using Page Builders For Fun And Profit

    WordCamp Sydney 2018Speaker: Ricky Blacker

    August 17, 2018 — Page Builders can sometimes get a bad rap, from being bloated and slowing sites down, to breaking sites and causing problems, or just not cool enough for real coders to use.

    In this presentation I will show you how Page Builders are becoming more accepted, from novices to seasoned professionals, and use cases that demonstrate ways page builders can speed up development and make you more efficient.

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  • Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

    Ricky Blacker: How WordPress Changed My Life!

    WordCamp Sydney 2016Speaker: Ricky Blacker

    February 4, 2017 — This is the story of how I became involved with WordPress, and the WordPress community, and also how attending WordCamp Sydney 2014 changed my life.

    It will give examples of how giving back to WordPress can be beneficial in many ways, and also hopefully inspire those just embarking on their WordPress journey to follow their dreams, and maybe even some tidbits for seasoned WordPressers.

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